Hey the Races are Coming to Town Again—The Modified Outboard Hydroplane Divisional Championships Races are at the South Thermalito Forebay. There is even A-Rent-A-Race-Ride—-You can even Rent a Race Boat for a nominal fee—Check it out:
The Feather Fiesta Days Parade was enjoyed, as evidenced by the smiling faces in the crowd as the parade entrants went down 5th Avenue and Montgomery Street. Ten to 15 thousand people (it was estimated) flocked all thru the downtown streets and gazed at the approximately 800 classic cars that were entered in the car show this year. I have enclosed some pictures of the entries for you to enjoy. It was a day of great fun, food and festivities with vendors galore including a nice fellow “Brooksie”, I got to chat with, who has his shop, “Brooks Novelty and Antique Records” in Old Sacramento at 1107 Firehouse Alley, who had an antique boothhere in the Municipal Auditorium parking lot. He likes our area here and our Lake, so decided to display his wares here to the passersby. I hope it was a great $$$ day for our local merchants too. Next year they are going to have to block off more streets for the other classic cars that could not get in because we were full, I heard. It was a Great, Fun Filled Day, and Tons of Classic Beauties. Nothing like–Real Chrome and Nickel.
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In 1970 when I received my draft notice, I was Number #15–they were drawing up to 395 (or so) if I remember right. So I went on the bus with the other young guys to Los Angeles and went thru a barrage of tests to start the indoctrination towards becoming a member of the United States Military. When I got to the eye doc, he carefully looked at my eyes with the bright square light and stopped, opened his big book and said son, you are not going anywhere because you have corneal dystrophy. Then using a Big Red Stamp on my paper, as it went Clunk , when he pulled it away, In Big Red Print—it said 4F. So—I did not go to Vietnam with the others. I remember when some of our vets came home from Nam, the reception they got was less than legendary from some citizens which suked. Whether you thought that war was necessary or not, many young Americans died for their country–God Bless Them. They sacrificed with the ultimate price—Life. Since I was not there I can only imagine what it would have been like to be there. Many friends of mine were there and have told me stories of the horrors of war. The struggles mentally, the after the fact medical problems they suffered because of Agent Orange and other causes—What a frickin nightmare for them. The Good News is—Last Nite while watching the Colbert Report, a young man came on and talked about this web site for Veterans. I urge you to pass this site on to Family, Friends, Vets for Resources, Discounts and Services. Thank You for Serving Our Country and For the Sacrifices You and Your Families Have Endured For All of Us.
While driving into town from my home in the foothills, it is very noticeable the great job our public works division is doing to clean up the foliage hazards close to the road way on forbestown road. The trees and brush had been growing closer to the roadway over the last few years and they are eliminating that hazard. Our tax dollars at work. They are doing a fine job. Hats off to you.